The Chelsea duo of Kurt Zouma and Radamel Falcao have admitted instant improvements are required to keep the side's Premier League title defence on track after a surprisingly slow start to the season.
Crystal Palace's shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday left Chelsea with just four points from their opening quartet of matches and eight points behind leaders Manchester City.
Zouma, 20, started in Saturday's game in the absence of the suspended John Terry and was absolved of blame for the defeat...
Jose Mourinho will demand his leading players, including Eden Hazard, improve after Chelsea's chastening start to the season.
The Premier League champions have four points from four games and sit eight points behind leaders Manchester City after Saturday's 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace.
It was Mourinho's second loss in 100 home league games as Chelsea boss and he was frustrated by individual and collective performances.
He would not name names, but there was implied criticism of even Hazard,...
Jose Mourinho isn't noted for shouldering responsibility when results go against him, but as Chelsea's poor start to the season lurched from bad to worse in Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, he admitted he made an error of judgement.
"I blame myself for not changing them," said Mourinho about "two or three players" whose performances he described as not good enough.
"Not good," is a polite assessment.
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